Who should attend?
School leaders and SENCos from primary, secondary and special schools and academies; clinical and educational psychologists; neuroscientists, health professionals, including speech and language therapists, psychiatrists and CAMHS teams; LA officers with responsibilities for SEND/ASD contact, LGA named links for clinical leads; parents, carers and adults with autism.
0830 - Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing
0930 - Professor Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE - Welcome to the Many Voices conference
0940 - Carrie Grant and Sophie Walker, MP
0950 - Professor Francesca Happé - Why are we missing girls on the autism spectrum?
1025 - Launch of Autism and Girls: Educational, family and personal perspectives (Routledge, 2019)
Professor Sheila, the Baroness Hollins
Paul Whiteman - General Secretary, NAHT
Sophie Walker, MP - Leader, Women's Equality
1100 - Refreshments and exhibition viewing, book sales and signing
1130 - Breakout session 1
1230 - Lunch, exhibition viewing and book signing
1330 - Girls from Limpsfield Grange - What we want the world to know
1405 - Breakout session 2
1510 - In conversation - panellist debate, questions from the audience
Chair: Professor Sheila, the Baronness Hollins
Dr Judy Gould
Dame Uta Frith
1535 - Carrie Grant, Parent and TV Presenter - Raising the voice; how to make a beautiful sound
1555 - Professor Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE
1605 - Exhibition viewing/conference ends
Please note programme may be subject to change
- Professor Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE
- Professor Francesca Happé
- Professor Sheila, the Baroness Hollins
- Carrie Grant
During the day, you'll have the chance to attend two of our fourteen breakout sessions. These sessions are designed to inspire, stimulate and empower those working in the girls and autism field, to share current educational thinking and good practice.
Please note break out sessions are subject to availability
How can I book accommodation?
If you need accommodation on Monday 1st April, please phone Review Travel on 01625 446288 to access preferential rates. Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please do not book travel or accommodation without checking with the Professional Development team that the conference will be going ahead.
If you choose to attend the Leading on SEND across all schools conference on Wednesday 3rd April, you can also access preferential rates for Tuesday 2nd April.